He seemed important, yet vaguely vague—like a long-lost uncle, or the old guy who played chess in the park every day.
It’s actor Bradley Cooper, the old composer in disguise Leonard Bernstein
In “The Master,” it’s a biopic currently in production for Netflix.The streaming service released the photos on Monday on twitter
they immediately prompted a double take.
“Damn it! He has white hair on his arms! Attention to detail! The makeup/hair stylist for that movie needs to win some major awards,” gushing a user
Cooper, 47, also directed the film, his follow-up to “A Star Is Born.” It co-starred Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre with Carey Mulligan, and Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) as critic John in “The Inheritance” John Gruen.
The new promotional photos also show Cooper as a young Bernstein, smiling alongside Mulligan’s Montelegre.
A musical theatre legend, Bernstein is best known for writing the music for “West Side Story,” the 1957 Broadway show that spawned the 1961 film and Steven Spielberg’s most recent remake. He died in 1990 at the age of 72.
Not much is known about The Master, which will be released in 2023. Internet Movie Database says
It’s about “Leonard and Felicia’s complex love story that spans more than 30 years – from their meeting at a party in 1946, to two engagements, 25 years of marriage and three children “.
Spielberg was one of the film’s producers, as was filmmaker Martin Scorsese. According to variety
production of the film began this month.